To make an amaretto sour, you will need the following ingredients:
- 25ml amaretto liqueur (preferably Disaronno)
- 25ml whisky (of your choice)
- 25ml fresh lemon juice
- 5ml simple syrup
- 1 egg white (optional)
- Maraschino cherry and lemon slice, for garnish
Here’s how to make it:
- Fill a shaker with ice.
- Add the amaretto, lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white (if using).
- Shake well to combine and chill the ingredients.
- Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice.
- Garnish with a cherry and lemon slice.
- Serve and enjoy!
Note: If you prefer a frothier texture, you can omit the egg white or use it to “dry shake” the cocktail before adding ice and shaking again. You can also adjust the sweetness to your taste by adding more or less simple syrup.
The exact history of the amaretto sour cocktail is not well-documented, but it is likely a variation of the classic whiskey sour cocktail, which has been around since the mid-19th century. The whiskey sour is made with whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup, and it is often garnished with a cherry and an orange slice.
It is possible that the amaretto sour was created by replacing the whiskey in the classic recipe with amaretto liqueur, which is a sweet, almond-flavored liqueur that originated in Italy. Amaretto is made from a base of apricot or almond pits, and it has a rich, nutty flavor that pairs well with citrus flavors like lemon.
It is also possible that the amaretto sour was inspired by the amaretto stone sour, which is another classic cocktail that is made with amaretto, orange juice, and grenadine. The amaretto sour may have evolved from this recipe by substituting lemon juice for orange juice and omitting the grenadine.
Regardless of its exact origin, the amaretto sour is now a popular cocktail that is enjoyed around the world. It is typically served as a refreshing, fruity drink that is perfect for sipping on a warm summer day.
We Recommend: Disaronno
Disaronno is a brand of amaretto liqueur that is produced in Italy. Amaretto is a sweet, almond-flavored liqueur that is made from a base of apricot or almond pits, and it is often used in cocktails and desserts. Disaronno is one of the most well-known brands of amaretto, and it is widely available in bars and liquor stores around the world.
Disaronno is made using a secret recipe that is said to have originated in the 16th century. The brand claims that their liqueur is made with only the finest ingredients, including natural flavors, and it is aged in oak barrels to give it a rich, smooth flavor. Disaronno is often enjoyed on its own as an after-dinner drink, but it is also a popular ingredient in cocktails, such as the amaretto sour.